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City of Rochester Society Guided Walks

City of Rochester Society Guided Walks
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“guide john”(2 reviews)
The City of Rochester Society was formed in 1967 & has been providing guided tours of this beautiful & fascinating place for over thirty years. A special WW1 home front tour starts from the Guildhall on 24th November at 1030 & 1430. Our usual tours...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Visitor Centre 95 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
+44 1634 338141
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All reviews walking tour excellent tour guide john knew his stuff free tour first world war dickens festival two hours high street gems stories ww1 sites parts cathedral
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The day out was to visit the wonderful Christmas Market, which was a great experience and worth the 3hr journey from Dorset. The sights and, more importantly, the smells were exquisite but you can have too much of a good thing so we had a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank June R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous tour of the town in August 2018 - thanks to the City of Rochester Society! The guides were both very informative and had so many interesting narratives about the landmarks and history of Rochester. They also helped us with any questions...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SWIsixteen
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The walk conducted by John told us more about Rochester in 1.5 hours that we could have imagined. We enjoyed every minute

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Trevor K
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Excellent tour, very informative, the feedback from our Dutch friends was very positive. Would certainly recommend it.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Allan M
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Our party of twelve, joined the leader, who introduced himself as Geoff, for an excellent two hours of fascinating historical detail regarding the day to day living of the residents of Rochester during the period 1914 to 1918. Our leader was an absolute mine of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arthur W
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Just finished the free guided walk from the tourist office. Today this was run by a very knowledgable volunteer guide. The whole walk takes nearly two hours and covers much of the history of the city. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 395carolinas
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We have just done this guided tour and the walking was done at a leisurely pace. You just turn up and there is no pre-booking. The tour was informative and interesting and lasted about 1.5 hours. Not all that tie was spent walking and their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank catsathome2016
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A very informative and interesting walk led by a knowledgable lady guide. I thought I knew Rochester but learnt so much more about it.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 60Ev
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This was a most interesting and entertaining walk this morning. Geoff is one of the regular City of Rochester guides and has done the extra research to give this tour which he does free of charge but requests donations for the Royal British Legion. Highly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Really interesting 90 minute walking tour of Rochester Town Centre focusing on everyday life in the area around the First World War. Our guide, Geoff, knew his stuff and was very informative and entertaining, sharing snippets of local history and anecdotes. It is an excellent...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank rednoble
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24 February 2017|
Response from HelenB2970 |
Hello Stewart. Apologies for the late reply. Our scheduled guided tours run from Easter until the end of October, every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2.15 pm from the Visitors Information Centre on the High Street. We... More